Vicarious Trauma – Strategies for Supporting Resilience
Trainer: Vicki Enns, MMFT, RMFT
Helping others with trauma can have a particular effect on helpers. There is growing evidence that the impact goes beyond burnout or fatigue. The toll of witnessing intense human experiences and emotions can contribute to a negative transformation of a helper’s own sense of being safe, and of being competent and purposeful. This webinar gives an overview of the process of vicarious impact that can either go toward trauma or toward growth. Steps for healing vicarious trauma and promoting resilience will be described.
At the end of this webinar participants should be able to:
• Describe the process of vicarious impact on a helper from working with others’ trauma.
• Distinguish between the concepts of fatigue, secondary stress, vicarious trauma and
• List four steps for healing and transforming vicarious impact into resilience.
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Upon completion of this webinar participants should be able to:
- Describe the process of vicarious impact on a helper from working with others’ trauma.
- Distinguish between the concepts of fatigue, secondary stress, vicarious trauma and vicarious resilience.
- List four steps for healing and transforming vicarious impact into resilience.
This is an introductory-intermediate level webinar intended for social workers, teachers, parents, social service, health care and human resource professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about the topic.
Method of Delivery
Each webinar is 60 - 70 minutes in length. Pre-recorded webinars include no interactivity with the instructor. Live webinars will each contain 60 minutes of instruction from the facilitator using visual powerpoint slides and then there will be 10 minutes at the end of the webinar when participants can type in questions or comments directly to the instructor and hear feedback in realtime from the instructor.
Upon viewing entire webinar general participants will be able to receive a general certificate of participants. For those require ASWB and NBCC approved certificates you will need to take a post webinar test. A certificate will be given after successful completion of test. An evaluation form will be available to complete after submitting the posttest.
CTRI (Provider Number 1214), is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: Aug. 10, 2014 – Aug. 10, 2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
CTRI has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6668. Challenging Behaviors in Youth and Understanding Mental Illness workshops do not qualify. CTRI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
While other associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits